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“Stopped in for pizza” 3 of 5 stars
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China Pearl Restaurant
51 Spring St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
(360) 378-5254
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Ranked #45 of 53 Restaurants in Friday Harbor
Cuisines: Chinese
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Stateline, Nevada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Stopped in for pizza”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We stopped in for pizza on day for lunch and had a good time. We played Pull Tabs for the first time and won $220. The pizza was tasty and I got the feeling this is sort of a local's hang out.

Visited June 2014
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English first
Minneapolis, MN
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131 reviews 131 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 52 cities Reviews in 52 cities
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
“Service was a clown show, food wasn't much better.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

First of all, I don't think I have ever give a rating of "1" for any restaurant. I can usually find one redeeming quality. In addition, we really really wanted to like this place - Chinese food plus pizza parlor - what's not to love? We could overlook the rather strange/unclean interior however, the negatives kept adding up...
1) Never asked us if we wanted drinks - we finally asked for drinks after the food showed up
2) Our daughter ordered vegetable lo mein and received chow mein
3) Someone came around to ask for our food order about 15 minutes after we had already placed our order
4) Finally, food was not good. Chow mein was slimy. Rice was a big hard lump. Sweet and sour sauce would be more accurately described as sour sauce.

I can't really say anything good about the place. Sadly, I have to give this place 1 star.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We decided to eat there as the kids wanted lemon chicken. I had chow main & my husband had a meatball sandwich. Non of us could eat it. The chicken was grey & slimy, it looked like reconstituted chicken. It was basically just slimy chicken fat. The meatballs were white.

That night we all had a dodgy tummy after only a mouthful. It was a discrace!

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Ogden, Utah
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279 reviews 279 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 96 cities Reviews in 96 cities
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
“Not the best”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This food was just average. It was not the best food I have ever had. The service was good. They also serve pizza that looked better than the Chinese food. There are lots of good places in a Friday Harbor, this is certainly not my first choice.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Munster, Indiana
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132 reviews 132 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“This was just ok”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I got a pepperoni Italian sausage sandwich which wasn't bad, it was ok. My family ordered chin ease and said it was ok also. The service was terrible. The waitress brought drinks with our food even though we asked for them twice. She never came over to see if everything was ok with our food. My daughter who is a waitress said this is a big mistake. In fact she was the worse waitress I've had in years.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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